House Votes on and Approves Rep. Steve King’s Amendment, Again

Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News, May 29, 2014

House Republicans may not be moving the immigration measures the president wants, but they are backing those pushed by polarizing Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King.

On Thursday, one day after Latino groups gave several GOP House members failing grades on immigration, the House voted 218-193 to pay for the Department of Justice to investigate the release of immigrants, some with criminal charges or convictions by the Department of Homeland Security.


“It is defacto amnesty that is going on at the Department of Homeland Security,” King said Wednesday night on the House floor. “Let’s protect the American people from criminals being poured loose on the street by the tens of thousands.”

The amendment, attached to a bill funding Commerce, Justice and State departments, would provide $5 million for the investigation. The House was voting on the larger spending bill Thursday afternoon.

It’s the second amendment sponsored by King that the House has approved. The previous, also approved on a largely partisan vote, effectively would end the deportation deferrals the Obama administration granted young immigrants here illegally.

The vote on King’s first amendment was used by Latino groups to develop scorecards for members of Congress. The groups said they would use the scorecards to inform Latino voters of members’ records on immigration for the coming midterms and in the 2016 presidential races.


For Republicans facing tough primary elections, the vote helps demonstrate their toughness immigration enforcement, although it could make courting the Latino vote more difficult in coming years. The complex political situation some GOP officials face was seen Thursday as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., who has a tea party primary opponent, was criticized by conservatives as a cheerleader for “amnesty” and by Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., as a barrier to an immigration reform vote.

Advocates for young immigrants, or DREAMers, also denounced the vote, but turned their anger on Obama for waiting on the House GOP to take action on immigration reform and not using his presidential powers to curb deportations immediately. On Tuesday, Obama asked Johnson to wait until after this summer to release results from his review of immigration enforcement policies and whether they are being applied humanely.


Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, convened a hearing Thursday that focused on release of immigrants convicted or charged with crimes.

He accused the Obama administration of taking “unprecedented” and “likely unconstitutional” steps on immigration enforcement by releasing or not pursuing immigrants who could be deported. He said this has been done under the “guise of prosecutorial discretion.”




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  • Primary season. Time for Cantor and Goodlatte to play games and do kabuki theater.

    I wish I could use this as an indicator that no kind of immigration bill could pass the House in its current membership. Unfortunately, I can’t, precisely because RINOs we know are open borders, like Cantor and Goodlatte, voted for it.

    • Oil Can Harry

      I wish the voters would send Eric Cantor packing so he could make a “Good latte” at his new job at Starbucks.

      • NoMosqueHere

        Starbucks would have the good sense to fire cantor since he’d likely run their business into the ground.

        • RisingReich

          I am suprised you aren’t lobbying to elect him president.

    • me

      Exactly. Another one of those dog and pony shows for appeasement, until they get voted back into ‘power’.

  • Dave4088

    So King wants the Dept. Of inJustice, headed by anti-white mulatto Eric Holder, to investigate the DHS, headed by anti-white mulatto Jeh Johnson? Best of luck with that one.

    I can confidently predict that Holder will find no illegality or wrongdoing in releasing criminal illegal aliens or “dreamers” and deportation deferrals.

  • LHathaway

    “moving the immigration measures the president wants, but they are backing those pushed by polarizing Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King”.

    Those who are in favor of more immigration are just in favor of more immigration, those against it are ‘polarizing’. Why not just say ‘racist Iowa Rep Steve King’?

    The irony being the intro was likely worded this way so the article could sound ‘balanced’.

    I’m not one with a lot of sympathy for ‘immigrants’, at least not male ones (the overwhelming number of single immigrants), but how long before immigrants themselves hear the word ‘Dreamers’ and are left bitter and feeling cheated?

    • propagandaoftruth

      “The vote on King’s first amendment was used by Latino groups to develop scorecards for members of Congress.”
      Wonder what that thing looks like…
      1. Votes to let in thousands of Mexican Criminals? CHECK!
      Illegal immigrants and their sponsors. Turning here into there until they have to emigrate to Canada to get away from their own stench.

  • Olorin

    “Advocates for young immigrants, or DREAMers, also denounced the vote, but turned their anger on Obama for waiting on the House GOP to take action on immigration reform and not using his presidential powers to curb deportations immediately.”

    In other words, our tricameral checks-and-balances system of law isn’t to their satisfaction. They just want El Jefe to do their will, and they’ll do his.

  • MekongDelta69

    And Harry ‘Senile’ Reid will mumble something incomprehensible about it being ‘racist‘ before he doesn’t allow another bill to come before the Senate.

  • La Raza is playing a pure numbers game. The more Mexicans, the more quickly the puffed up Master Race (as they think of themselves) can fulfill its destiny, laid out for them by ancient astronauts thousands of years ago. The Mexicans believe they are destined to rule all the Americas from the far north through South America. Then the world.

    This Master Race needs numbers, no matter if their murderers and rapists. Reconquista is not about building a decent society, but simply a Mexican one.

    White man, be prepared to bow down to the mestizo or die. That is your future, not some Republitard silly vision of nice middle-class Mexicans in suburban homes voting Republican because they’re just like us. They’re not. They’re the Master Race. In their own minds.

    • RisingReich

      I choose to fight, and die if necessary. I don’t want to live in a country ruled by apes and round n browns.

    • NoMosqueHere

      If the republicans want to make Senor Yeb Bush the “first mexican president,” they should understand he’ll be the first of many to come.

      • Epiminondas

        I honestly don’t think they care. They are the ones who can afford to live in gated communities and fly in private jets.

        • me

          Jebba the Hutt is married to a Mestizo beoutch from ‘Down Mehico Way’, and is now the proud papa to his brood of Mestizo squat nuggets. No one else would procreate with the fat, mongoloid, Luciferian psycho. Look who you’d get as a mother-in-law–the compassionate old wh#$e Barbara. Only an ignorant mama sita would go for this ‘prize’. He probably met his ‘diverse’ wife when he was ‘scoring’ some blow for big brother.

    • archer

      Maybe it’s me but it seems the “master race” has been kicked out of Mexico by the Spanish blue bloods that run it. How delusional can a people be when they fail to recognize their own ethnic cleansing.

    • Bobbala

      That sounds a lot like Zimbabwe before they got to be zillionaires and starving.

    • me

      That’s what happens when you dip into your own drug supply….The ‘master race’ of Mestizo pendeho family values? Watch ‘Scarface’. Sure, it was about a Cuban–but Latrinos are pretty much all of the same ‘culture’. Mexico was ‘created’ by these ‘wonderful’ peons. Quincinera? Pedophilia, I say. If you’re not thirteen and pregnant, you’re an old maid. Whatever happened to Speedy Gonzales? Or the Frito Bandito? Too much truth in the stereotyping? Squat Monsters are soooo sensitive! They cry as they carve you up and rape your underage daughter and wife. Rule of law? We don’t need no stinkin’ laws from you, gringo! Shut up, and pass the welfare. We rule this barrio! You will press one for English and like it, you da#$ned ‘racist’ White Bread! Hey, at least they’ve stopped doing ‘religious’ heart-carving from their victims to their Lovecraftian gods, and moved on to shooting, torture, and dismemberment, in the name of their new religion of Mammon-worshiping ‘capitalist drug distribution’….Yup, Corporate America! This is just what we need in this country! Have fun with your slave-wage Oompa Loompas from South of the Border. Putas! Thanks, Congress of Whores! This will end up well for everyone….

    • Bob Wallace

      You don’t know too much about Mexicans and “Hispanics” if you think those clowns can get together to do anything. I lived in Albuquerque for four years. Ever heard of manana?

    • DaveMed

      Even once they become the majority, it will be quite some time before their numbers are reflected in the halls of science and serious scholarship.

  • dd121

    The lefties don’t have any compunction about bulldozing our institutions to get their way. If it continues who knows the ultimate outcome.

  • Ahnenerbe ᛟ

    Just a couple more presidential elections till the first latino el presidente is elected

    • Ngati Pakeha

      Probably on a Republican ticket!

      • Ahnenerbe ᛟ

        Hey Jeb Bush’s wife is Mexican

        • Ngati Pakeha

          Exactly whence I was coming from.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      America is Rome 2.0. When the barbarians seized the reins of power, it was the end of the western empire. In the same way, Obama’s presidency spells the end of America’s short-lived dominance as the world’s lone superpower. The only difference is that the barbarians who overran the frontiers of empire in the fifth century had the genetic potential to develop a civilization that surpassed the old one, whereas these modern barbarians neither have the capacity to build nor maintain a first world civilization. Allowing them to rule over us is racial, cultural and civilizational suicide.

  • LHathaway

    I just up-voted you when i read ‘Peejay in SF). How you doing?

  • MBlanc46

    This won’t make it through the Senate, and, if it did, Eric Holder would never implement it. But at least it got an anti-immigration message into the news and, if this writer is any indication, it’s making some Dems squirm.

    • me

      Liberal commies squirm, all right. Most worms do….

  • IKUredux

    I didn’t read this article, I’m not reading anymore articles on immigration reform. Let’s face it, our government hates us. The Democrats hate us and so do the Republicans. The answer is NO MORE immigration. Legal, illegal. blah, blah, apparently it is now the same! So, NO MORE. Let’s make the government enforce our laws. Seriously, is that too much to ask? I mean, who can you vote for anymore that represents you? Is there a remedy for this?

    • MBlanc46

      No remedy within the electoral system. They won’t take us seriously until we’re a physical public presence.

      • IKUredux

        There is nothing wrong with the electoral system. There is something wrong with the 2 party system. Especially when they are virtually the same.

        • MBlanc46

          Our electoral system is a two-party system. It’s just not possible for single-issue parties, or any other parties, to get on the ballot. I don’t think that a multi-party system is a panacea, but at least it would allow the anti-immigration, anti-globalization voice to be heard.

        • WR_the_realist

          There is something wrong with the electoral system. Unless we have a constitutional change to a proportional representation parliament, we will continue to have just two parties. That is the stable equilibrium when you have winner take all elections.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      The only remedy for this is to have another American Revolution and pick up where the Southern Confederacy left off, otherwise massive third world immigration will destroy us all. Whites need to stop worrying about their next paycheck and start worrying about how future generations of whites are going to feed themselves once the race war gets under way.

  • Nancy Thomas

    Obama is filth. I can’t even look at that smug arrogant face without feeling sick to my stomach.

    • IstvanIN

      prissy and smug

  • Considering that, according to the administration’s own figures, among the criminal aliens knowingly released, over 100 of them had been convicted of homicide, how is this not an impeachable offence?

    • Pro_Whitey

      Yes, I thought they were so concerned about focusing on getting violent criminal aliens out of the country, but then they let them go along with everyone else. Another lie from the left. I’m not surprised, but I hope less informed people will start to get outraged.

  • mobilebay

    I guess the imprisoned Marine is the collateral damage suffered so that we can give a “path to citizenship” to the foreign invaders from across our southern border. No one in Washington seems to care about any of our servicemen – from the VA debacle to the Marine who has been imprisoned badly treated because of a wrong turn. I hope all Americans stay out of Mexico. It’s too much to hope that Washington will stop pouring money into that sewer. For some reason, the white flag has been raised and illegal immigration approved and encouraged by many anti-Americans in this nation. The third world laughs at us and continues to invade.

  • WR_the_realist

    It appears that most Democratic politicians even want criminal illegal immigrants to stay here.

    John Engleman, why do you still vote for Democrats?

    • RisingReich

      He is a half German Jewish loving Asianphile who hates his German half.

      • He’s infesting the DailyStormer now. He’s taken his familiar brand of kosher advocacy on the road, it seems. Noticed him there on their current Top Ten Articles of the Week. If you glance at them listed on the side of any article there I’m sure you could guess which one he chimed in on.

  • fgbrunner3

    All RHINOs should be removed from office. The principal issue of the Twenty-First Century will be the survival of Western Civilization. Any member of congress who votes for amnesty for illegal aliens is an enemy of the United States. They are voting for the destruction of the United States. Is this hyperbole? No! Civilization is based on the intelligence of the people. Intelligence is based on genetics. If the mass migration of people from the Third World into the Western World is not halted, Western Civilization will disappear and the world will fall into a new dark age of ignorance and brutality.

  • IstvanIN

    You appear to be an American with a Chinese wife. I would bet that under current conditions Chinese citizens can make suggestions on how to improve the country environmentally, socially, and economically as long as they don’t attack the form of government. Chinese people can probably protest or complain about immigration without being thrown in jail, and I have read about Nigerian enclaves in southern China. So in that sense you may be better off.

  • Jim

    I see a lot of comments, but none, at this point, which acknowledge the bravery of Steve King. He must feel like a lone voice in the wilderness. I was lucky enough to hear Steve speak at a rally – he has a real passion for keeping our country safe from the invasion from the south. He needs to hear from you and get your moral support. Emails won’t connect to him if you live outside of his district, so send him a letter or call his Washington office. He WILL appreciate it.

  • Ted Cunterblast

    This administration is unleashing criminals on the American people. This is not going to go down well. Bloodshed is inevitable. Tragic.